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Andy Warhol lived here

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In 1974 Andy Warhol bought a new house for $310,000 which he paid for outright as, according to Bob Colacello, "he didn't believe in mortgages." The six story brownstone is located at 57 East 66th Street, between Madison and Park avenue.

Andy's boyfriend, Jed Johnson, moved in with Warhol - his bedroom was on the third floor, like Andy's, and done "rather severely" in Mission oak. Jed was in charge of decorating their new home:

"Andy constantly complained about how much money Jed was spending, even though the style he had chosen, American Empire (Early 19th Century), was still completely undiscovered and, for the most part, unwanted. Most of the pieces Jed bought cost between a couple of hundred and a couple of thousand dollars... Of course, once it became known that Andy Warhol's house was done in American Empire, and that Yves Saint Laurent had asked Jed to do his new Hotel Pierre apartment in the same style, the prices started climbing and never stopped."

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2 Responses to “Andy Warhol lived here”

  1. # Blogger the editor.,

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    What very interesting info(rmation)
    to share with your readers, about one of my favorite "pop" artist
    Andy Warhol.
    "The six story brownstone is located at 57 East 66th Street, between Madison and Park avenue..."
    Wow...That brownstone is very beautiful!
    Merci!
    DeeDee ;-D  

  2. # Blogger lala

    I met Andy Warhol... in Madame Tussauds. lol
    Thanks for sharing  

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